Unique ballet comes to the Newman Center at the University of Denver – CBS Denver
(CBS4)- The Nashville Ballet brings a unique show to the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. Lucy Negro Redux is an original ballet based on a book of poetry by Caroline Randall Williams. Williams performs her spoken word onstage with the Nashville Ballet company. On CBS News Colorado, we spoke to Williams about her book and the show.
“Dance is one of the most powerful ways to experience a story. This is a creative, multi-genre experience,” says Williams. “It’s a beautiful love story that’s danced to and then there’s this narration that I can share as spoken word. It’s a little bit of everything.”
The ballet encompasses themes of love, difference, equality and beauty.
“What I want audiences to take away from this show is a sense of wonder at how we can look back to the past to heal and connect with one another. There’s also a sense of creative opportunity to build unexpected bridges, like the ones in this show between ballet and poetry.”
In addition to spoken word performances by Williams, the ballet also features live music by Grammy Award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi.
“Lucy Negro Redux” will be performed on March 29th and 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29.